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Prolapse Of Vaginal Walls
Is there really a difference between saggy vaginal wall and prolapse? Can you have sagging WITHOUT prolapse?
Degrees: Saggy is a slang term. Prolapse is a medical term. Likely both are describing the same thing. Certainly different degrees of prolapse exist. An obgyn can do an exam to determine the degree of prelate present. That along with your symptoms would guide whether or not treatment was indicated. ...Read more
Depends: The appearance of the vagina will vary on many factors such as age, hormonal status, number of pregnancies, number of vaginal deliveries, previous surgeries, previous tears from deliveries. What you are seeing could be a sign of prolapse or it could be perfectly normal. An Obgyn should be able to do an exam and provide insight. ...Read more
Prolapse: The problem that causes urinary bladder prolapse is a weakness of the musculature of the pelvic floor usually caused by trauma from vaginal deliveries and in the worst case the bladder protrudes outside of the vagina. Technically the vaginal walls aren't the main problem in bladder prolapse. Urologists and gynecologists can better advise you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be both: If you have had multiple vaginal deliveries, the vagina is usually pretty "stretched" and relaxed which in of itself is normal. If the uterus(cervix) is descending with the vaginal wall relaxation, then that is prolapse in its; truest form and is not normal. ...Read more
Postmenopausal and never had kids, is vaginal laxity normal or beginning of a prolapse. Not protrudes but I can see my walls when I look standing up.
Normal aging process: Due to decrease in estrogen, the estrogen-dependent vaginal tissues will begin to atrophy. The vulva will thin and the vaginal mucosa will lose elasticity and rugal folds and natural lubrication will diminish. Sexual activity may become uncomfortable or even painful. Good lubricants can be obtained over-the-counter to help. Some physicians still offer hormone therapy to delay onset of atrophy ...Read more
Vaginal wall doesn't stretch out during sex. Lubrications do not help. Very sore after like a mild vaginal prolapse. What can I do to resolve it?
See Ob/Gyn: You should consider getting an exam by an Ob/Gyn. They can find out if you have prolapse or another problem causing your symptoms. Best wishes! ...Read more